Dose of Colors has collaborated with the gorgeous YouTuber besties Desi Perkins and Katy DeGroot (aka Lustrelux) to create the Limited Edition Desi x Katy Collection, featuring a range of different type of products that they’ve created from the colors, to the names and packaging. I didn’t purchase all the products in the Dose of Colors Desi x Katy Collection but I did got a few of them, which I’m going to show you down below.
The Dose of Colors Desi x Katy Collection comes in a metallic nude Limited Edition packaging, also containing the signatures of both girls. The products that I’ve purchased are the The Girls Eyeshadow Palette, the Supreme Glow Highlighter in Fuego, the Liquid Matte Lipstick in Saváge and the Over The Top Gloss.
Dose of Colors Desi x Katy Collection The Girls Eyeshadow Palette
The Dose of Colors Desi x Katy Collection The Girls Eyeshadow Palette ($28,00 USD) is a magnetized compact with a sparkly metallic nude, textured fabric exterior. I’ve never seen packaging with this exterior, aside from handbags/dresses. It looks absolutely stunning and I can’t stop staring at it. It looks really luxurious and high-end!
The inside of the compact has shiny rose gold details, containing four eyeshadows and a mirror. The eyeshadows have a regular pan size and are 1.73 grams each. Instead of creating a “complete look” palette, these are meant to be combined with your personal favorite (matte) transition and crease colors. I think this a very smart thing to do. I’m also someone who usually gravitates towards the same eyeshadows for creating a transition because I think that is very skin-tone specific. Therefore, this palette would be suitable for many different skintones.
Here are the swatches of the Dose of Colors Desi x Katy Collection The Girls Eyeshadow Palette shades. The four shades are named after Desi and Katy’s dogs.
The shades are described as follows:
Suz – Toast the night away with this crisp bright champagne shade. A super creamy texture that is formulated to be used WET. One drop of water on your finger is all you need.
NOLI-Bring out your inner bombshell with this sultry bronze shade thats infused with gold reflects. This perfect bronze shade is a powerfully pigmented formula that glides onto the lids for a silky-smooth finish
HARPOON– Take metallic to a whole new level with this dazzling shade. A cool tone green base with green and gold reflects. This unique shade is formulated to be used WET.
TURBOSAN- Start sparkling with this ultra-luxe shadow that is packed with shimmering reflects. For intense color payoff and a glistening finish, apply with finger.
Since Suz and Harpoon are meant to be used wet, so I put a tiny bit of water on my finger before swatching. All of them have quite a different texture but they all swatch beautifully.
The eyeshadows are Cruelty Free, Gluten Free and Talc Free.
For this look, I used the shade Harpoon on my eyelid and Suz on the inner corner of my eye. I also used their Highlighter in Fuego on my brow bone. The other colors are from the Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette (review here).
The eyeshadows that I’ve tried so far are absolutely gorgeous and they perform just as pigmented and vibrant on the eyes as on the swatches, so I’m assuming the other two will do the same. I will create more looks using this palette so keep an eye on my Instagram account. You do have to be really careful with applying Suz though. This one has a very loose formula and will fall everywhere if you apply too much in one go.
Dose of Colors Desi x Katy Collection Supreme Glow Highlighter in Fuego
The Dose of Colors Desi x Katy Collection Highlighter in Fuego ($28,00 USD) is one of the two highlighters that was launched in the collection. Like the eyeshadow palette, it is housed in same magnetized compact with a sparkly metallic nude, textured fabric exterior, only a tiny bit smaller in size.
The inside of the compact also has shiny rose gold details, containing the highlighter and a mirror. You get 7 grams of the highlighter in total.
The feels Dose of Colors Desi x Katy Collection Highlighter in Fuego is described as a Light Champagne Gold. The powder feels finely milled and soft. It swatches very strongly so I would suggest to use a light hand when applying and build up the intensity.
The shade and finish is really beautiful. It is meant to have a dewy and wet looking finish, which is my favorite type of finish when it comes to highlighters. I don’t like glitters whatsoever in my highlighters so I’m really happy that they chose this formula. It can look a bit frosty when it’s applied heavily so like I’ve mentioned before, try to use a light hand first! The full face pictures which you can see down below is me wearing this highlighter.
The highlighter is Cruelty Free, Gluten Free, Talc Free and Vegan.
Dose of Colors Desi x Katy Collection Liquid Matte Lipstick in Saváge
The Dose of Colors Desi x Katy Collection Liquid Matte Lipstick in Saváge ($18,00 USD) is one of the two liquid lipsticks in the collection. The product comes in a non-transparent, nude colored tube that has a velvet-y texture with rose gold details. I like how it looks but I’m not so fond of non-transparent tubes, because you can’t see how much product is left.
Since it is a small tube, the wand is quite short and has a regular doe foot applicator. The tube contains 4 grams of product in total.
The Dose of Colors Desi x Katy Collection Liquid Matte Lipstick in Saváge is described as a rich black base burgundy with a velvet finish. Desi and Katy mentioned in their announcement video, that they were thinking about an Oxblood shade when creating this lipstick. The formula is creamy but applies thin and has a subtle, buttery vanilla scent. It is very pigmented but can be a bit patchy due to the dark intensity of the color. I swatched the some areas of my hand a bit more thin on purpose to show you the base of the color.
The lipstick is Cruelty Free, Gluten Free, Talc Free and Vegan.
The Dose of Colors Desi x Katy Collection Liquid Matte Lipstick in Saváge looks amazing, especially for Fall/Winter. It looks a bit patchy up close but it’s not really bothersome to me. Even though it is long-lasting, it isn’t transfer or smudge-proof. It does feel very comfortable on my lips.
Dose of Colors Desi x Katy Collection Over The Top Lipgloss
The Dose of Colors Desi x Katy Collection Over The Top Lipgloss ($15,00 USD) comes in a transparent tube with rose gold details. The tube holds 4 grams of product.
Like the liquid lipstick, this also is in a smaller tube, so the wand is short and has more elongated doe foot applicator, which bends when pressure is applied.
The Dose of Colors Desi x Katy Collection Over The Top Lipgloss is described as a mega-shine clear gloss infused with reflective gold reflects. The base is thick and sticky mixed with gold glitters. It has the same buttery vanilla scent as the liquid lipstick, only slightly stronger. I’m definitely loving the scent because I love bakery scented stuff!
The lipgloss is Cruelty Free, Gluten Free, Talc Free and Vegan.
The Dose of Colors Desi x Katy Collection Over The Top Lipgloss makes my lips look extremely juicy and plump. I’m not a regular gloss wearing type of person and this one is quite heavy for me. It does feel moisturizing and without feeling extremely sticky when putting my lips together. It does however feel very heavy and thick when rubbing my lips together. I can also feel the glitters being slightly gritty on my lips when doing that.
Here is the Dose of Colors Desi x Katy Collection Liquid Matte Lipstick in Savage with Over The Top Lipgloss on top. The combination looks very cool but I think I would also like it with a regular gloss over top. I do think that because of the gloss being so thick, it will last longer without making the base bleed into fine lines.
I think that Desi and Katy made a beautiful collection with Dose of Colors. It is very clear that they’ve thought everything out to make it their own. Even though the lipgloss isn’t my thing, the quality of each product that I’ve tried is great. It is one of the best and well-rounded collaborations that I’ve seen so far, and it really fits them perfectly. My favorite picks are the The Girls Eyeshadow Palette and the Highlighter in Fuego. I kinda am bummed out that I didn’t get the other highlighter, because I’ve also heard great things about that one!
The Dose of Colors Desi x Katy Collection is unfortunately sold out on the Dose of Colors website but they have announced that they will restock this month (September). I would suggest to keep a close eye out on their Instagram account and subscribe to their newsletter via the website for updates on the restock.
On a side note, webstores like BeautyBay does offer Dose of Colors but did not stock this collection. It might be because everything in the first launch was completely sold out that due to the success, they will stock it in the next round. Let’s keep our fingers crossed!
Did you get anything from this collection? Which product are you most interested in?